Cary Schwarz and Schwarz Productions (TJ Schwarz) presents something for beginner and advanced leather carvers.
This DVD is about an hour long and is devoted to executing a simple floral pattern in leather. It starts with sharpening and cutting with a swivel knife. It shows a technique I use when cutting that, when mastered, will help make anyone’s cutting smoother, easier and probably faster. I show the use of stamping tools that apply different textures in a progression that is worked out over many years. The viewer will be introduced to some new tools that are variations of familiar ones and how to use them in new ways. Novices and veteran leatherworkers alike will get something out of this DVD.
REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS
Not only is Cary an exceptional artist and craftsman, he is a great communicator and teacher who is more than willing to share his knowledge with anyone wanting to learn. Careful attention was paid to correct camera angle so you can see the work being done rather than the back of a hand. Both DVDs are full of valuable information, a real asset for anybody doing or wanting to learn flower stamping.
Steve Sherrill (Virginia)
The presentation flows nicely. The various principles of design and layout that you utilize are well presented. It is one of the few that covers design and layout of tooling patterns from the standpoint of a saddle. Thanks for documenting and sharing your process.
Ben Cox (Texas)
I found Cary an excellent and patient teacher who willingly shared his knowledge. To my opinion, this DVD set is the perfect choice for beginners and professionals – in any case it’s a “must have” for every leathercrafter’s personal library.
Wolfgang Fey (Saddlemaker, Germany)
Just got my three Cary Schwarz DVD’s last Friday. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve learned over the weekend, just about wore them out. I got the Floral Design, Floral Design II and the Floral Carving. I’ve been in this business for more years than I want to say, but always want to learn more with every day. Cary has done a fine job of explaining everything step by step and even drawing along with him. My hat is off to Cary for the fine job he has done for our craft. My only hope now is to meet this fine Gentlemen someday. Cary thanks for everything and more importantly your friendship.
Lee York (Arkansas)